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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French crisette.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˌkriˈzɛ.tə/
  • Hyphenation: cri‧set‧te

NounEdit

crisette f (plural crisettes)

  1. (Belgium) a minor crisis, notably in politics
    De jongste crisette bracht de regering weer niet ten val.Once more, the latest minor crisis didn't cause the government's downfall.

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From crise +‎ -ette.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

crisette f (plural crisettes)

  1. A minor crisis, a mini-crisis.
    • 1937, Revue médicale de Nancy, vol. 65, page 404:
      Le médecin, en toute bonne foi, s'imagine que la crise a été insignifiante, qu'il s'est agi d'une crisette comme certains le mettent sur leur petit mot d'envoi, et que tout est bien calmé.
      The doctor, all in good faith, imagines that the crisis was insignificant, that it was basically a mini-crisis as certain people put it on a brief dispatch, and that everything has been fully settled.
    Synonym: crisounette

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